State, business leaders advocate for changes in unemployment insurance

first_imgLegislators, including Rep. Mike Marcotte, Vice Chair of the House Commerce Committee, Department of Labor Commissioner Patricia Moulton Powden, business owners, and leaders of the state s business organizations held a press conference today regarding fiscal challenges facing the Unemployment Insurance (UI) trust fund. They are urging legislative leaders to take action to address the growing shortfall in the trust fund through a balanced approach of gradual increases in the taxable wage base and adjustments in Vermont s unemployment benefits.last_img

All aboard for cheap accommodation

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCheapest Brisbane suburbs to rent by train station00:29You don’t have to go broke in inner-Brisbane renting near a train station. Photo: Yuri KouzminIf you want a bargain rental close to public transport, Salisbury or Rocklea should be on your hit list, according to data released by flat-sharing site Flatmates.com.au.The company has released analysis identifying the ten Brisbane train stations within 10km of the CBD with the cheapest surrounding rental rooms.Thomas Clements, CEO of Flatmates, said Brisbane renters were sharing homes to reduce expenses, and they haven’t had to move far from the CBD.“With rental prices and competition for properties in Brisbane continuing to rise, it’s not surprising more people are seeking shared accommodation as a way to cut down on rent,” Clements said.`More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoSalisbury, just 11 stops from Central Station, topped the list with rooms to rent averaging $145 per week.Rocklea Station, in Brisbane’s south, came in second cheapest at $153 per week for rooms.Among the top ten, the station closest to town was Enoggera at 6.5 kilometres from Brisbane’s heart and with rooms that fetched $175 per week.The numbers also highlight Brisbane’s affordability appeal compared to Sydney.That New South Wale’s capital’s cheapest station location was Hurlestone Park, 9.2 kilometres from the CBD and with an average rate of $247 per week.“Proximity to public transport is an important factor when finding a home for many sharers, which can see rooms and rentals close to stations being more expensive than elsewhere,” Clements said.“The good news is that there are still a number of suburbs within 10 kilometres of the CBD that offer affordable room rents close to a train station, that won’t see sharers sacrificing on commute times or lifestyle options.”last_img